Rebecca Barnes is a dynamic force in the worlds of marketing, women’s empowerment, philanthropy, volunteering, and entrepreneurship. As the CEO of Imagine, a Virginia-based agency, she has dedicated her career to helping destinations strengthen their visibility and reputation and empowering women to thrive in the business world.

With a passion for uplifting others, Rebecca actively supports women’s empowerment initiatives, championing inclusion in all aspects of her work. Through her leadership roles in organizations such as Leadership Prince William, Women’s Wedding Network and her involvement in philanthropic endeavors like Give Back Prince William and OWL VFD, she tirelessly advocates for the advancement of women in business and society. Rebecca, as a breast cancer survivor, has a personal mission for women over 40 (and at-risk men & women) to get annual mammograms and do monthly self-checks. So far, more than 223 women have gotten mammograms due to her story.

Rebecca’s expertise in marketing extends far beyond traditional strategies, encompassing innovative approaches to digital marketing, brand strategy, and community engagement. Her insights into marketing trends and consumer behavior have positioned her as a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the industry.

But Rebecca’s influence extends beyond the boardroom. With a love for travel and a heart for service, she actively volunteers her time to support various causes and initiatives. Whether it’s lending her expertise to community development projects or spearheading fundraising efforts for charitable organizations, Rebecca embodies the spirit of giving back.

As an entrepreneur, Rebecca is the epitome of innovation and resilience, having built several award-winning companies. Her entrepreneurial journey serves as inspiration for aspiring business owners, demonstrating the power of passion, perseverance, and purpose.

Through her multifaceted career and dedication to making a difference, Rebecca Barnes continues to leave an indelible mark on the worlds of marketing, women’s empowerment, philanthropy, travel, volunteering, and entrepreneurship. Her unwavering commitment to excellence and her passion for uplifting others serve as a beacon of inspiration for all who can cross her path.

Interested in having Rebecca speak to your group?  Check out some topics, and if you want something different, just let her know!


  • Brand Strategy
  • Web Development
  • Destination Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Digital Strategy
  • Igniting Creativity
  • Community Engagement
  • Economic Development
  • Full Funnel Marketing
  • Visitor Experience


Women’s Health:

  • Breast Cancer Survivor
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Protecting Your Mental Health\
  • Surviving Loss


Entrepreuership and Leadership:

  • Leadership and Personal Development:
  • Leadership in a Changing World: Adaptability and Resilience
  • Cultivating a Growth Mindset for Success
  • Effective Communication Skills for Leadership
  • Time Management and Productivity Hacks for Busy Professionals
  • Finding Your Passion and Purpose in Life
  • Building Confidence and Self-Esteem